Analyzing Information: Fundraising and Membership Development
This worksheet was created by The Denver Foundation's Inclusiveness Project (http://www.nonprofitinclusiveness.org/) to support organizations doing inclusiveness work.
- Refer Compiling Results; Compiling Other Information; Compiling Likert Scale Data; Compiling Narrative Data.
- Select and review the information that pertains to membership and fundraising.
- Answer the questions below.
In what ways do your organization's fundraising and/or membership development activities already reach diverse communities? How are those current efforts successful?
How can they be improved?
In what ways are your organization's fundraising and/or membership development activities more or less inclusive than those of other organizations in your field?
What best practices from the field regarding fundraising and/or membership development are applicable to your organization?
What trends can you identify in fundraising and/or membership development that are relevant to your inclusiveness initiative?
Did you notice anything else regarding your fundraising and/or membership development activities in the results of the available facts scan?
Are there any salient themes regarding your organization's fundraising and/or membership development that were identified by a majority of your stakeholders?
In what ways is the culture of your fundraising and/or membership practices perceived by different stakeholder groups to be welcoming of people of color?
Do stakeholders believe that the organization currently has success in fundraising and/or membership development with communities of color?
What stories or strongly held beliefs regarding your organization and its fundraising and/or membership development activities were identified by stakeholders?
Are there any significant inconsistencies in perspectives among groups of stakeholders regarding your organization's fundraising and/or membership development activities?
What trends can you identify regarding your organization's fundraising and/or membership development based on the perspectives of your stakeholders?
Did you notice anything else regarding stakeholder perspectives in relation to fundraising and/or membership development?
Is there any additional information regarding fundraising and membership that currently isn't available that you would like to collect in the future? ____ yes ____ no
If YES, what additional information would be helpful?
Name of Organization __________________________________________
Date Exercise Completed _________
- Step 1: Creating Structure
- Step 2: Consultants/Training
- Step 3: Making the Case
- Step 4: Gathering Info
- Step 5: Creating a Blueprint
- What is a Blueprint?
- Using Your Data
- Mission and Values
- Board of Directors
- Organizational Culture
- Marketing and Community Relations
- Programs and Constituents
- Fundraising and Membership
- Writing Your Blueprint
- Finalizing Your Blueprint
- Approving Your Blueprint
- Step 6: Implementing the Blueprint
- Sample Documents
- Next Steps for Your Organization